Lopapeysa – the Icelandic Wool Sweater

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Icelandic Wool Sweater


We came across this article about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater that we call “Lopapeysa”.

They are spot on that we truly love our wool sweaters and it’s both a fashionable clothing and a very practical one at the same time. Many have multiple sweaters in different colors and patterns. I have at least four “lopapeysa” –  a pullover, a wool sweater with buttons, a wool sweater with a zipper and a wool vest that is perfect for hiking.

We wanted to share this article with you – you may want to read a little bit more about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater.

All of the traditional Icelandic wool sweaters from Alafoss are of course hand knitted in Iceland with 100% Icelandic wool 🙂

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters from Alafoss

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Emerald Green – the color of 2013

Pantone Inc., a widely recognized expert and market leader in color systems-based communication and color technology, has become a standard in color and their color predictions have influenced all kinds of industries such as fashion, advertising, graphic design, home interiors, textile, architecture, paint and more…

Every year they forecast the color for the year ahead and the due diligence is intense. Last year’s color was tangerine tango, a radiant red-orange color. For 2013, the color Emerald Green was chosen.  The color has been described as:


For more information about Pantone LLC and PANTONE® Products, visit Pantone’s website.

Knitting enthusiasts are no exception and we love to pick out trendy, fashionable and beautilful yarn for our upcoming projects. There are thousands of ideas and we share with you two ideas that we found searching the web (click on the pictures to learn more).

Crochet lace shawl Emerald Green by Berniolie.

Crochet lace shawl Emerald Green by ©Berniolie.
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Emerald Green handwarmers by Creative Yarn

Emerald Green handwarmers by Creative Yarn
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We recommend that you start your own color play explorations by grabbing a bunch of different colors of yarn from your stash or select through the shaded green colored yarn below.

Green is this season’s black, as the upcoming season of 2013 color trends bring various shades of green, most of them inspired by the trendsetting Emerald Green.


More selection of 100% Icelandic Knitting Wool Yarn on Alafoss.is